Statement in Solidarity With Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

By Rosemary Kilkenny, Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

During the past two years, our country has witnessed an escalation of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout the United States. Many organizations and members of the public have attributed these xenophobic incidents to former government officials who blamed the global pandemic on particular Asian regions of the world. 

We strongly condemn the incidents of violence and hatred experienced by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the country and are united against such acts of racism. We reaffirm our long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and racial justice for all. The incidents that have occurred around the country are deeply troubling, and we recognize the impact that they have on our community, including on individual students and employees. We stand together with our API community and acknowledge the impacts on physical and mental health.

For students in need of resources to address the impact of anti-racism, please reach out to Counseling And Psychiatric Service (CAPS). For employees, please contact the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP). Community members can also access other mental health, wellness and resources.

To report an incident of bias, please use our bias reporting process. If you believe you have experienced discrimination in violation of one of Georgetown’s non-discrimination policies, or are aware of discrimination occurring in a Georgetown University program or activity, you may choose to file a complaint with the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA).